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- Wakefield, RI
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Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson. Note: The video is not included but is available online.
There is a delicate balance between protecting the freedom of the press while maintaining military security during wartime. Here, history or government pupils explore this complex issue through whole group discussion, small group work, and individual written reflection. The primary activity is in groups and involves reading and discussing four realistic wartime scenarios that raise questions about freedom of the press. Worth checking out; however, take note of the mechanical errors.
Students consider the differences between totalitarianism and democracy. In this comparative politics lesson, students will read a handout describing the major components that comprise totalitarianism and democracy, then they will apply what they have learned to Hitler's choices during WWII. Students will engage in a class discussion, research, and fill in a Venn diagram.
High schoolers simulate a meeting of the President's energy task force in order to observe how energy policy may be developed with the input of various groups. Students will form groups with the following roles: lobbyists, members of the government, scientists, and environmentalists.
Middle schoolers examine the character of George Washington. In this George Washington lesson, students read "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior," Washington's First Inaugural Address, and his Farewell Address. Middle schoolers use the included document analysis table to chart their findings.